Loft Flooring West Midlands
We are highly recommended installers of loft flooring systems for new and older properties in a range of West Midlands boroughs, including:
✅ Sutton Coldfield
✅ West Bromwich
The quality of your loft flooring installation can affect a number factors within your property, so much that if you don’t choose a recommended professional then you may face more fees later down the line and even a reinstallation.
Our loft flooring is a premium quality, affordable service that brings an extra level of safety and quality to your loft or attic space. If you would like to know more about our services, or you would like to arrange a free, no-obligation survey from one of our expert team, get in touch with us today and we’ll be more than happy to help.
Our loft flooring systems comply to British Standard BS6399 part 1 - 1996 Loading for buildings: dead and imposed. British Standard BS5268: Part 2: 1996 which is the standard that covers the design of timber members. General rules and good practice will be checked against the guidance provided in Approved document- A, Building regulations 2010 and NHBC guidance. On request we are able to provide a structural calculation with certificate.
We install flooring of the highest quality. With our commercial sized 18mm, moisture- resistant, P5 grade chipboard flooring makes for the perfect surface for your loft. The grooved nature of the flooring means that we can install a solid, continuous surface without any gaps, using screws for the installation so any future need for cabling can be easily accommodated for.
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Raised loft flooring is important for airflow
Nowadays maintaining airflow is more important than ever, especially with the variety of household technology responsible for creating a humid, moist environment - consider your cooker, tumble dryer and shower, for example, are causing a lot of vapour in the air. This has resulted in the need to leverage the airflow and control the moisture in our homes.
It’s recommended that the gap between the loft floor and insulation is more than 50mm, which for standard boarding methods is not possible. If ever a loft has been boarded directly onto the joists or subframe, or even just too close, they will begin to rot over time and become unsafe, and that goes for the structural timbers too. This is because the air doesn’t get the chance to fully cool down before it hits the timbers and boarding and creates a layer of moisture that struggles to dry, gathering more and more dampness as the time goes on. 82% of people do squash their insulation to create storage or access platforms, doubling the u-value and heat loss. Some people will even choose the space over insulation outright! This in time causes property damage and higher heating bills.
Loft Leg Installation West Midlands
This method is required in new build houses where the insulation is so high above the existing joists and there are no load bearing internal walls, the cross- bracing method simply wont suffice. This method is used to elevate the floor above the existing insulation by 175/300mm. This method ensures the existing thermal insulation level is maintained and your U-Value is not compromised.
It also provides protection against stress on the ceilings beneath and allows a small gap between the insulation and flooring for air to circulate. A 175mm/300mm Loft Leg fixed on top of a 100mm truss or ceiling joist provides a lightweight, cost effective solution.
Developed by a team of engineers and designers the Loft Leg is strong; lightweight and manufactured in the UK from recycled polypropylene, to ISO9001 standards and has been mechanically tested by independent experts.
Loft Leg Raised Loft Flooring West Midlands - Case Study
Read our recent case study about loft flooring in the West Midlands, where we installed raised loft flooring for a customer in Sutton Coldfield using Loft Leg, in order to optimise their storage space with the soon arrival of newborn twins.
Loftzone Raised Loft Flooring West Midlands - Case Study
Read our recent case study about raised loft flooring in the West Midlands, where we installed loft flooring for a customer in Wolverhampton using Loftzone Storefloor, in order to optimise their storage space while maintaining sufficient airflow and protecting their NHBC Warranty.
Loftzone Storefloor Installers West Midlands
Award-winning LoftZone StoreFloor creates a lightweight but incredibly strong system of raised beams that supports a safe deck above your insulation. It’s the easiest way to create safe access to equipment in your loft, or simply to generate storage space while keeping your loft insulated to regulations
Simple, Strong, Unique Design
The patented StoreFloor loft storage system consists of only 3 parts: The metal Cross-Beams, which you screw the boards on to, and the recycled plastic TriSupports and Uni-Supports, which screw into your joists and carry the load. Strong galvanised steel cross-beams The Cross-Beams make the raised deck safe to walk upon and faster to install. Beams are the only safe way to support flooring, and allow you to avoid inevitable obstructions on joists such as pipes or wiring. Other leg or stilt products are unable to do this.
Adjustable supports for irregularly spaced joists
The Cross-Beams slide along the top of the Tri-Supports – to deal with the common problem of variable spacing between joists. Without this, the boards may not reach the next joist and will be unsafe.
Lighter and faster to install than timber
Store Floor is much lighter and faster than using timber to raise the loft floor, and is a better insulator too - keeping your heating bills down. Designed to promote airflow to reduce condensation StoreFloor leaves an air gap underneath the flooring, to prevent condensation.
Loft Floor Cross Bracing Installers West Midlands
Joist cross-bracing is used to elevate the floor above the existing insulation by 100/175mm. This method ensures the thermal insulation level is maintained and your U-Value is not compromised.
It also provides protection against stress on the ceilings beneath. Full length timbers are used for additional strength.
If the existing floor joists are not strong enough to take normal loading requirements, or you intend on using the loft to store extra heavy loads, we can install new loft joists adjacent to the current ones to provide additional load capacity.
Can You Board A Loft In New Build Houses?
Read our recent blog about why New Builds need raised loft flooring, as well as the benefits you'd gain for both New Builds and pre-1975 properties
Loft Flooring FAQ's
Do I need my loft boarded?
Getting your loft boarded to a high standard has a range of benefits. The main one being you can add flooring to your loft, which opens up a wealth of options for a previously unoccupied space. With a new room to play with, you’re now able to store many other household items and begin to effectively declutter other areas of your property.
Your newly boarded loft could potentially be the start of a full renovation but is most definitely the first step in increasing the amount of space in your home (sometimes up to 50%) and therefore the overall value of the property.
Professionally boarded lofts are much more capable of retaining heat, as they create another obstruction for any heat that’s trying to escape, and often, suitable insulation is installed at the same time to ensure maximum energy efficiency.
Do I need planning permission?
- When you get your boarding installed for storage, this is not something to be concerned about, you don’t need permission to create storage space. However, if you are thinking of starting a larger project like converting your loft into anything from a bedroom or a lounge to a games room, this is considered extending the living spaces – for which you will need planning permission for.